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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Virtual Care Veterans Clinic Will Soon Open In Holbrook

Patients will be greeted in a front office area and taken to an exam room, where a nurse will take vitals such as blood pressure and temperature, and gather medical history, as is usually done in a physician’s office. Then, the patient will visit privately with a doctor, who will be visible to the patient on a computer screen situated in the exam room.

Callahan explains the Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding the use of telemedicine to reach veterans nearer to where they live.

The VA has established more than 700 community-based outpatient health clinics around the country, using telehealth technologies to make diagnoses, manage care, perform check-ups and provide care.

Image compliments Jennifer 'Emery' Bakken,
Daughter of deceased Vietnam veteran

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